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Our research team consists of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology at Clark.
Dr. Michael Addis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Clark University. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 1995. Dr. Addis has published over fifty scientific articles and books on men's well-being, depression, anxiety, and the relationship between scientific research and clinical practice in psychology.  He is currently interested in links between the social learning of masculine norms and the way men experience, express, and respond to problems in living.
MySha Whorley is a fourth-year clinical psychology graduate student at Clark. Her overarching research interests are in the relationship between adherence to masculine norms and men's experience and expression of emotion. MySha recently concluded a study examining the relationship between adherence to masculine norms, negative affect, and the level of emotion expressed in men’s written disclosures. Her dissertation project will test an intervention to reduce depressive symptoms and increase social support seeking in men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Matthew Syzdek is a second-year clinical psychology student at Clark. His overarching interests are gender, class, mental health, and social justice, with a focus on how working class men deal with problems in their lives. Matt's current project examines stresses experienced by men following job loss. In his future work, Matt plans to integrate research, clinical work, and advocacy in the pursuit of bettering men’s well-being and mental health. He hopes that his work will eventually impact the lives of individual men as well as public policy.
Geoff Cohane is a fifth-year clinical psychology graduate student at Clark. He is currently completing a clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Geoff's research is on identifying barriers to accepting or acknowledging painful emotions and to seeking help in adolescent boys. Geoff regularly practices mindfulness and meditation and hopes to eventually integrate his research findings with the theory and practice of meditation in order to create mindfulness-based interventions targeted specifically to boys.
  Jennifer Lane is a sixth-year clinical psychology graduate student at Clark and will be starting a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School this fall. Her overarching research interests include men’s mental health, depression, and treatment outcome. Jen’s master’s project examined the relationship between gender role conflict and patterns of help-seeking in Costa Rican and U.S. men. Her dissertation is developing and testing a new intervention for men with Major Depressive Disorder.
Jonathan Green is a first-year clinical psychology graduate student at Clark. His overarching research interests include adherence to masculine norms and depression in men; specifically the concept of "covert" or "masked" depression. Jonathan is currently studying the relationship between men's psychophysiology, endorsement of masculinity norms, and reported feelings of sadness.
Jason Berkowitz is a senior undergraduate at Clark. His overarching research is men's mental health and partners of mental health patients. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to continue research and to provide therapy. Jason is currently formulating an honor's project on the male partners of individuals with a mental disorder.
Andrew Ninnemann is a sophomore undergraduate at Clark. Planning to pursue a double major in psychology and international development and social change, with a minor in theatre, Andrew hopes to conduct two research studies during the next few years. His current interests include the relationship between videogaming and masculine norms as well as masculine norms in soccer and football players.
  Malini Sakhrani is a junior undergraduate at Clark. In addition to participating in the general activities of the Men's Coping Lab, she assists Matthew with his current research project on stress in newly unemployed men. Her goal is to gain hands-on research experience so that she can formulate and develop an independent research project. Malini's current research interests include parental influences on Indian youth's ideas about mental health, and cross-cultural comparisons of help-seeking in American and Indian youth.